Dubai petrol prices to rise in April

Time Out Dubai has news of Dubai petrol prices to rise in April, in line with an announcement from the Ministry of Energy. Find out cost here

Dubai petrol prices will rise in April, the first time this has happened in seven months.

The Ministry of Energy says Super grade petrol will go up 15 fils to Dhs1.62, Special to Dhs1.51 and E Plus to Dhs1.44. Diesel prices will also creep up to Dhs1.56 from AED 1.40.

These rates will come into effect on April 1.

The deregulation of gasoline and diesel prices was first announced in July last year. However, fears UAE drivers would face what many British and American expats have to spend back home were short lived, with the barely noticeable amount affecting very few.

In fact, when the first round of price changes come into play on August 1, diesel actually dropped to Dhs2.35 from Dhs2.90.

The new Gasoline and Diesel Prices Committee, chaired by Dr Matar Al Nyadi, undersecretary of the Ministry of Energy, have met on the 28th of every month to fix fuel prices ever since.

The committee comprises senior representatives from the ministries of energy, economy and finance, and the CEOs of oil distribution and marketing companies, such as Abu Dhabi National Oil Company and Emirates National Oil Company.

HERE'S HOW THE PRICES HAVE FLUCTUATED SINCE AUGUST
Pre-regulation
Special: 1.72
Diesel: 2.90

August
Special: 2.14
Diesel: 2.05

September
Special: 1.96
Diesel: 1.86

October
Special: 1.79
Diesel: 1.89

November
Special: 1.70
Diesel: 1.87

December
Special: 1.68
Diesel: 1.83

January
Special: 1.58
Diesel: 1.61

February
Special: 1.47
Diesel: 1.37

March
Special: 1.36
Diesel: 1.40

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